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As Punchi Menika passed a bush she heard from behind it the clashing of horns.
Very quietly she peered round. Two stags were fighting, the tines of the horns
interlocked; up and down, backwards and forwards, Snorting, panting, and ...
He assured Silindu that he had no intention of taking Punchi Menika out of the
compound. Punchi Menika, still crouching at his feet, told her father that she
would never leave him. It was eventually arranged that for the present Babun
The village women, who never tired of following Nanchohami's lead in jeering at
Karlinahami and Punchi Menika, soon learned to respect the passionate anger
which it was so easy to rouse in Hinnihami. And the passion of her anger was ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review